Closing Arguments Scheduled For Cuomo Aide

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D).

Defense lawyers took over three days to present their case, refuting a month of evidence from prosecutors stating that aide Joseph Percoco allegedly accepted more than $300,000 in bribes from three businessmen to treat them favorably.

Lawyers for the 48-year-old and the three businessmen have maintained that they acted legally and ethically. All four defendants confirmed to a judge Monday that they had decided not to testify.

Closing arguments will likely focus on the credibility of Todd Howe, a lobbyist who was arrested after reportedly admitting that he had violated his cooperation agreement with the government.


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